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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:21 pm 
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There is a horrible winding weed growing in my privet. It is spreading and every year takes over more and more hedge even when I pull it out. What can I do to get rid of it without killing my privet as there is lots of it. It's wound around the beaches and even has spread into to grass. It has big heart/spade shaped leaves and white flowers and winds around the stems.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:48 pm 
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Sounds like Bindweed to me, awful stuff to get rid of.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant- ... ndweed.htm

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Russian vine or convolvulus you should be able to tell by the leaves and/or flowers


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I find the best way is to unravel as much of the plant as close to the ground as possible, bruise the leaves, put in a plastic bag and spray with weedkiller. Keep at it as it is persistent, might take a few applications, even reappear later but with time and patience it will go.

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Persistence is the key, don't let it get a foothold. Remove everything in sight and then check back regularly, like once a week at least. Remove every trace you find. You will eventually starve the roots.


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